Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, July 17, 2009

Special invitation to 2009 Norwood Day at Coney Island

Laura Hobbs with the Norwood Business & Professional Women’s Club has outdone herself with this wonderfully informative guest blog inviting everyone to enjoy their special Norwood Day at Coney Island next week. Be sure to read her entire blog because you definitely don’t want miss what surely is the most unusual raffle item ever offered! Thank you, Laura and all the other NBPWC members for giving us 74 continuous years of this great community wide event.

I’d like to invite all my fellow readers of the CBN blog to join me at Norwood Day at Coney Island this coming Wednesday, July 22.

Norwood Day, for those who may be new to the city, is a community picnic at Coney Island sponsored by the Norwood Business & Professional Women’s Club. With your special, low admission price, you can enjoy the Sunlite Pool, rides, miniature golf, pedal boats, free fountain soft drinks and free parking. Cost is $17 for age 4 and up, $4 for ages 2 and 3, free for under 2. This is a significant savings over the normal Coney admission price; just be sure you enter Gate 1.

Bring a picnic, or purchase food from Coney Island vendors. Stay all day if you like; the event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance from the treasurer’s office at City Hall.

In addition to the Coney attractions, our club sponsors a number of activities for an additional, nominal fee:
· Baby Show, a prettiest baby pageant
· kids’ games, where every child wins a prize
· bingo
· corn hole and horseshoe tournaments
· split-the-pot

More information is available on our Web site, Click on “download our fact sheet” for event times, prices and the age groupings for the baby show.

We also have our popular combination raffle – 5 chances for $1 – with dozens of fabulous prizes, many of them donated by local businesses. There’s something to appeal to all ages: bikes; toys; an iPod; restaurant gift certificates; tickets to ball games, museums and theater; passes for movies, bowling and skating; salon and floral services; and many more. The full list is available on our Web site.

One very unusual prize is being offered this year: a 20-gauge steel casket donated by our neighbors at Tredway-Pollitt Funeral Home. We certainly hope none of our guests need a casket any time soon, but this is a valuable item many families would be grateful to win.

Generations of Norwood families have enjoyed Norwood Day. Our club is 75 years old, and this is the 74th time we’ve put on the event. All funds we raise go back to the community through our various social service activities, including support of the Norwood Service League, the Lindner Branch YMCA, numerous school-related and arts organizations, and two annual scholarships to girls graduating from Norwood High School.

We have appreciated the community’s support through the years. We couldn’t do any of our work without you!

Laura Hobbs
Norwood Business & Professional Women's Club